UK box office analysis 5th September: Sex Tape let loose on top
Robert Hyde |
11th September 2014 |
After 2 weeks at the top Lucy gets knocked down the chart by Sex Tape which makes it's debut in the Uk at number 1.
Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel this Jake Kasdan directed comedy about a couple trying to spice up their sex life by making a movie, which then gets shared to everyone debuts with £1.4 million.
Not a great opening gross especially for the 2 leads, Diaz has enjoyed great success with the Shrek franchise while Segel has seen big grosses with the likes of The Muppets, Gullivers Travels and Knocked Up.
Lucy has been having a great cinema run and after 3 weeks of release has taken a very respectable £10.46 million.
Also new this week is
Before I go to Sleep at 3
The Hundred Foot Journey at 4
The Guest at 8
One year ago this week Richard Curtis's About Time made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking the One Direction boys to 3rd.
Five years ago District 9 was the debut film for Neill Blomkamp and it debuted at the top knocking The Final Destination into second.
Ten years ago Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks team up agin to debut the Terminal at the top knocking Dodgeball to second place.
Fifteen years ago so a very static box office with South Park Bigger Louder and Uncut staying at the top while the top new film was Go right down at six.
Finally twenty years ago this month Speed and Forest Gump where the big film at the box office while twenty five years ago Dead Poets Society and Young Einstein were the big grossing films of September.